σὺν τῷ χριστῷ ] For Christ Himself, apart from fellowship with whose life the ζωή of His believers cannot have its being and essence, is hidden till the Parousia; and only then sets in His φανέρωσις ( Colossians 3:4 ), ἀποκάλυψις ( 1 Corinthians 1:7 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:7 ; 1 Peter 1:7 ; 1 Peter 1:13 ; 1 Peter 4:13 ), ἐπιφάνεια ( 1 Thessalonians 2:8 ; 1 Timothy 6:14 ), with which also the ἀποκάλυψις τῶν υἱῶν τ . θεοῦ ( Romans 8:19 ) will take place, Colossians 3:4 . Comp. 2 Timothy 2:10 f.; 1 John 3:2 .
The authorship of the epistles is of particular importance when studying what the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) have to say about the role and status of women . One might assume that Ephesians, 1 Timothy, Titus and 1 Peter were not written by Paul and Peter. One of the main criteria used by the early Church to consider books for inclusion in the Bible, was whether they were written by Jesus' disciples and the apostles. Under this standard, it could be argued that those four books should not form part of the Bible. Then, the only references left in the New Testament that negatively affect feminine roles and status would be found in Paul's 1 Corinthians. If one considers that some of the 1 Corinthians anti-equality passages in may have contained later forged insertions, then one might argue that the valid Christian Scriptures promote gender equality.